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Shift to online school causes concerns

Shift to online school causes concerns

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

Due to the rising Coronavirus situation, WFISD has made the decision to switch over into the [email protected] platform which will start on Monday. School closure has also been extended until April 10.   “It was frustrating but understandable given the situation,” senior Travis Christoff said. “It will be in...

Importance of time hits home with Nana’s passing, coronavirus

Importance of time hits home with Nana’s passing, coronavirus

Rider Chronicle Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Everyone takes time for granted. Everyone takes some of the smallest things for granted. I’ve taken so much for granted, and it’s all gone now. When the coronavirus was just affecting China, I had family in the hospital fighting for their lives. My uncle got better and came home; however, reality s...

Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has made the decision to stop activities from March 16-29. This will affect all of Rider's spring sporting events. March Madness takes on a new meaning as soccer playoffs will be halted for the next couple of weeks along...

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Things to do in Wichita Falls A-Z

Sandra Le and Mandy Huynh, Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has canceled all of your Spring Break travel plans. Now what? Here is an A-Z guide to keep you busy over the break.  A- Arcade The Deep End costs only $5 for unlimited games. Don’t let the outside fool you! Maniac’s Mansion (TAG’s) is also another great option; it’s only $7 ...

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 11, 2020

It may only be their first year powerlifting, but Rider's Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus have proven to be quick learners.  Both will represent the Raiders at their respective state meets later this month. Wilson placed second in regionals and will lift again on March 21 in Waco. Asmus placed fif...

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

March 9, 2020

It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks with many sports and academic events in full swing. Here are some pictures highlighting that.

Taking center stage

Taking center stage

Sandra Le, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Within the crowded halls of the school, sophomore Londi Reid is an average, everyday 16 year old. But under the lights of the Wichita and Backdoor Theatres, Reid is a well-known performer.  Reid, who is currently playing Nala in the Wichita Theatre’s production of The Lion King, began acting o...

Continuing No. 13’s legacy

Continuing No. 13’s legacy

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

As freshman softball player Alivia Wahl walks up to the plate, she turns to face the opposing pitcher.  That’s when a clear view of the No. 13 can be seen on the back of her uniform. To some the number is unlucky, but to Wahl it holds a special meaning.  Three years ago, it was her sister Sa...

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Decision to remove courses causes discontent on campus

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

February 28, 2020

Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD) is officially cutting a few Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses offered at Rider for the 2020-2021 school year.  The decision to do away with AP European History, AP Seminar, AP Environmental Science, Honors Creative Writing, Honors Physics and...

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 27, 2020

After a one-year hiatus from the playoffs, Rider baseball bounced back in 2019 with a young squad. Many key players are returning in 2020, leading to high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Jeremy Crouch to discuss the upcoming season, returning standouts and a few new face...

Guest Column: Why you should vote and how

Guest Column: Why you should vote and how

Travis Christoff, Guest

February 26, 2020

With the Texas Democratic and Republican primaries rapidly approaching on March 3, the Rider senior class officers are doing everything they can to keep eligible students able, ready and excited to vote. They hosted two voter registration drives and have been keeping their peers informed through their cl...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

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